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The Arker Chronicles
I39 TAC Series Logo2
Story
Setting Matoran Universe, Fragmented Universe
Date set 1,001 AGC-1,004 AGC
Media information
Release date January 22, 2014-Present (On Hiatus)
Writer(s) Invader39
Director(s) Invader39
Timeline
Previous Echoes in the Past
Concurrent Obscurity, Reconstruction
Next Fulfillment, Undying Destiny


The Arker Chronicles (commonly abbreviated as TAC) is the sixth major installment in the Unending Shadows Storyline. It revolves around the team Shadow's End and the possible awakening of the Dark Shadow, an evil entity originally created by the Great Beings.

Episodes

Book One: Shadow's End (2014-2015)

Plot

TAC1 Ep.1 - Prologue

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The first season of The Arker Chronicles is to get the audience to connect and get a feel for the characters and get a grip of the story. There are eight episodes, each written and directed by Invader39. It fetures ArkerImplexSkyerColtrix, and Kinla. They are tasked with finding the Power Stones, made to act as keys to the Dark Shadow's resting place.

They run into trouble along the way. And a force of darkness works against them, the Legion of Chaos. They try and find the gems as well. The Order of Mata Nui tasks the five Toa with finding the Power Stones before the Legion does. They are called Shadow's End. In the climax of the season Kinla was killed and featured the beginning of the Reign of Shadows, tying into the canon BIONICLE story.

Episode List
# Episode Title Length Notes Released
1. Prologue
2:38
TBA
January 22nd, 2014
2. A New Quest
4:25
TBA
January 28th, 2014
3. The Matoran
5:00
TBA
February 9th, 2014
4. The Archive
6:26
TBA
June 9th, 2014
5. New Friend
5:14
TBA
November 13th, 2014
6. The Evil Within
6:23
TBA
December 24th, 2014
7. Freelancers
6:31
TBA
November 13th, 2015
8. We Are All But Pieces
11:31
TBA
November 28th, 2015

Book Two: A Broken World (2018)

Plot

TAC2 Ep.1 - The Rise

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Six months after Teridax took control of the Universe, Arker and his friends struggle to survive in a broken world. The Order has taken a turn for the worst, and help runs short, and hope is lost.

This season carries on the story started in both the first Book, as well as both Obscurity and Echoes in the Past. Several new characters are introduced, among them series regular Elisis, who and Iyre take the place of Kinla.

The story is also much more cohesive than the first Book and production values have been increased greatly.

Episode List
# Episode Title Length Notes Released
1. The Rise
TBD
TBA
2018
2. The Return
TBD
TBA
TBD
3. The Rescue
TBD
TBA
TBD
4. The Search
TBD
TBA
TBD
5. The Mask
TBD
TBA
TBD
6. The Light
TBD
TBA
TBD
7. The Spirits
TBD
TBA
TBD
8. The Shadow
TBD
TBA
TBD
9. The Lost
TBD
TBA
TBD
10. The Stand
TBD
TBA
TBD
11. The Fall
TBD
TBA
TBD

Book Three: The Powers That Could Be

Plot

This season takes place three years after the previous season. This season also takes place off of the planet of Spherus Magna.

Episode List
# Episode Title Length Notes Released
1. Touch the Stars
TBD
TBA
TBD
2. Over and Underneath
TBD
TBA
TBD
3. The Lost World
TBD
TBA
TBD
4. The Old Legend
TBD
TBA
TBD
5. The Ruin
TBD
TBA
TBD
6. Ascension
TBD
TBA
TBD
7. The Reincarnation
TBD
TBA
TBD
8. The Ancient City
TBD
TBA
TBD
9. The Forest
TBD
TBA
TBD
10. Gauntlet
TBD
TBA
TBD
11. When the Stars Burn Down
TBD
Series finale
TBD

Characters

Main

Recurring

  • Toa Helryx (Books 1-2)
  • Echo (Books 1-3)
  • Makuta Orpheus (Books 1-3)
  • Shadow Skyer (Books 1-2)
  • Shadow (Books 1-2)
  • Toa Velika (Book 1)
  • Frezon (Books 1-2)
  • Chalka (Books 2-3)
  • Toa Tayluu (Books 2-3)
  • Makuta Axis (Book 2)
  • Sinera (Book 2)
  • Mersery (Books 2-3)
  • Glonor (Books 2-3)
  • Toa Niha (Books 2-3)
  • Olemus (Books 2-3)
  • Toa Lamos (Books 2-3)
  • Turaga Drax (Books 2-3; Guest Book 1)
  • Toa Orin (Book 2)
  • Nekros (Book 3 Recurring; Guest Book 2)
  • Daxalia (Book 3)
  • Teth (Book 3)
  • Celia (Book 3)
  • Teran (Book 3)
  • Lila (Book 3)
  • Mora (Book 3)
  • Rakn (Book 3)
  • Gula (Book 3)
  • Neran (Book 3)
  • Toa Nea (Book 3; Guest Book 2)

To be added

Guests

  • Landex (Book 1)
  • Artix (Book 1)
  • Maya (Book 1)
  • Mata Nui (Book 2)
  • Makuta (Book 2)
  • Ahkmou (Book 2)
  • Turaga Coprollex (Book 2)

Other

  • Several Vahki
  • Several Rahkshi

Production

  • For episode production status, see here.

Origins

Originally, Invader39's story was split into three parts: The Order of Mata Nui, The Order at War and The Order of Heroes. Several major changes had been made since the series' original conception. The Dark Shadow did not exist, Implex was a female version of Jovan torn from him by the Spear of Fusion, Cordak (from Invader Cordak) was a Makuta and Arker was a male Toa of Lightning. Invader Cordak was actually a spin-off for a while. This was scrapped. Many aspects of the series' were brought over into the current series.

Then it was changed into The Arker Chronicles in 2012. Invader39 had made nine episodes in the "Original Series" but then remade them due to them not having a script, he remade it into the current version.  

Writing

Writing for the first season began in early 2013 and concluded on November 25th, 2013.

Writing for the second began shortly after, but this version of the script was not kept and redone in 2014 and 2015 before being scrapped again and writing began in early 2015 and concluded on October 1st, 2015.

Writing for the third and final book began in December 2015 and concluded on October 1st, 2017, two years after the conclusion of the second book.

Filming

Production for the first season began in April 2013 and concluded on January 14th of 2014.

Filming for the second book began on September 23rd, 2015 and is currently underway with nearly eight full episodes filmed.

Casting

In the first season, Invader39 voiced every character, even the female ones, in the series. In episodes 6, 7 and 8 of the season Hero567 voiced Skyer and his alternate counterpart. He will not, however, return for the second season.

A female voice actress is currently being looked for to voice the several females in the last two seasons.

Post-Production and Release

Post-Production for the series began in late 2013 and concluded in November 2015. The series first began airing on January 22nd, 2014 and finished on November 28th, 2015.

Trivia

  • The series was inspired by The Hydros Chronicles, the Youtube Series Chronicles of the Chronicler created by Samspon1138, and Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
  • Chalka belongs to Chalk33, Tayluu belongs to Artek206, Coprollex belongs to Toa Pozico, Mersery belongs to Chicken Bond, Niha belongs to LoganWoerner, and Glonor belongs to BobTheDoctor27.
  • The initial conception of the series was in 2011, but the current incarnation was created in 2013.